I assume that is the way most human beings come...that is of course, those who don't bite their nails.
My nail biting has been mentioned on this blog quite a few times by me and now I've decided it is time to stop. I'm listening to Erasure's A Little Respect at the moment (which I feel is quite fitting) and whistling along like a wally but hey, that's the luxury you can afford when the Mr knows what kind of nut he lives with.
Anyway, nail biting - bad. Plus, it looks really ugly too. I'm not going to lie, I think my nails look horrible. I don't have a problem getting my hands out on the tube and holding onto the rails to prevent me falling over as I'd rather people see my busted nails than me become acquainted with a dirty Tube floor.
I've been reading more and more nail related blogs recently..well not entirely nail related but blog where the owner/author does great posts on polishes and Konad art. Check out the following blogs because these ladies are great for encouraging nail growth:
- Louise at Get Lippie
- Helen and Sheenie at Helen and Sheenie's Nice Things
- Charlotte at Lipglossiping
- Jo at BeautyliciousLove
- Leanne at DoNotRefreeze
They're all responsible for me deciding to grow my nails and use the plethora of nail varnishes I have at my disposal. I grew my nails once before and the method which worked for me was the "polish makes them look nice so you don't bite them" method. It's working quite well so far, I put the polish on Saturday and haven't had the urge to bite them or anything which is good going for me.
I've used tonnes of things on my nails over the years to stop me biting them, firstly I had the Stop N Grow polish which was very weak. They claim there is a bitter taste but it was negligible and didn't stop me doing anything. I did like the way it was a polish though.
The next product I used was this sponge thing where you dipped your fingers in and then let it get to work. It was really disgusting and had a bitter taste which was horrendous but I had to stop using it because it tainted all the food I ate and that wasn't nice.
These are my Week 1 nails:
I've used George@Asda's polish in Raincloud on them and then a Sally Hansen topcoat (I nearly typed overcoat, har har). This worked last time when I swatched it on a nail so hopefully it will work for them all. I will be posting about this once a week so I can track my progress and not fall off the wagon.
These are my Week 2 (early) nails:
Pardon the ring finger, it's a bit miscoloured because it's the one I jammed in a car door and had to take anti biotics for and its taking its sweet old time going back to a normal colour.
What do you ladies use to help your nails grow and have any of you ever been biters? Also, how long (roughly) do your nails take to grow because I'm eyeing up polishes as I type..